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The challenges of climate change: children on the front line

This report seeks to broaden and deepen understanding of child rights dimensions in the climate change discourse. The report argues that due to the accelerating global threats to children there is [more]…

Climate variability, adaptation strategies and food security in Malawi

This study has a focus on climate adaptation strategies for farmers in Malawi. This paper assesses farmers’ incentives and conditioning factors that hinder or promote adaptation strategies and evaluates its impact [more]…

Environment and humanitarian action: increasing effectiveness, sustainability and accountability

This study examines the integration of environmental considerations into humanitarian operations. Key conclusions can be summarised into four categories: system-wide accountability and responsibility; mainstreaming environment at system and field level; advocacy [more]…

Getting caught with our plants down: the risks of a global crop yield slowdown from climate trends in the next two decades

This paper argues that climate change could have a large impact on crop yields and food security. This paper estimates the risks that climate trends over the next 10 or 20 [more]…

South Africa’s regional policy: the link between normative anchors and economic diplomacy in SADC

South Africa’s foreign policy identity is grounded in the values of good governance, democracy and human rights, as a consequence of its own transition to democratic rule in 1994. However, [more]…

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

This report assesses the vulnerability to climate change of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It argues that cities must be at the centre of efforts to address the challenge of climate [more]…

ORIE Nigeria Research Summary: Qualitative Impact Evaluation - governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions

This briefing note summarises the findings of qualitative research on the governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions in Northern Nigeria. The research provides an evaluation ‘baseline’ for the UK [more]…

Global-to-local modelling of land use dynamics in Vietnam

This paper presents the preliminary results of two hypothetical futures for Vietnam, a High Climate Impact and a High Economic Growth Scenario. The results of the study are taken to show [more]…

Gender inequality and maternal and child nutrition in Northern Nigeria

This summary provides an overview of how gender inequality impacts maternal and child nutrition in Northern Nigeria. The research had two main purposes: (1) to increase understanding of the pathways [more]…

The Other Asian Enigma: Explaining the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Bangladesh

South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition — the so - called Asian enigma . Yet contrary to this stereotype , Bangladesh [more]…

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